Residents in the Milton Keynes area were named in the King’s Birthday Honours List this past weekend


    Awards for Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire residents and workers were announced on 15 June in His Majesty King Charles III’s Birthday Honours List.

    His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, The Countess Howe, said, "I am thrilled for the Buckinghamshire residents recognised with an award in the 2024 Birthday Honours and feel immensely proud to be able congratulate so many remarkable individuals who live in the county. These honours celebrate the exceptional contributions of our residents through myriad areas of expertise, reflecting the rich diversity and talent in the county. Their contribution has significantly enriched our county and our country.  I applaud them all and thank them for their admirable commitment and dedication.”

    These individuals were acknowledged for their exceptional contributions to key services in the area of education, philanthropy, business, music, and public service. They have also been honoured for their support of charities and volunteer organisations, in addition to their service to their local communities, and the armed forces.

    The individuals included in His Majesty’s honours list is former MP of MK South Iain Stewart and Alan Preen, who was awarded a BEM (Medallists of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to the Bow Brickhill community.

    I would encourage everyone to consider if they know of an individual whom they might nominate for a national honour. There are many unsung heroes continually going above and beyond in our communities and improving the lives of our residents. The Buckinghamshire Lieutenancy Office can provide guidance on how to make a nomination.”, Lady Howe added.

    Brian Edward Williams, from Stony Stratford, was also mentioned in the Honours List, for his contributions working as Head of Inquiries Sponsorship at the Cabinet Office. He was awarded an MBE for Public Service.

    Lady Howe continued saying, “These honours reflect and recognise only a small part of the huge contribution made by many who work tirelessly for their communities. There are many unsung heroes continually going above and beyond in our communities and improving the lives of our residents.”

    If you are interested in nominating someone for an honour, please visit

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